FROM $2.50 bus trips to free financial advice, seniors have a lot of capitalise on, if they know where to find it.
Orange City Council hosted an Age Friendly Forum at the Environmental Learning Facility on Thursday to both gain an idea of residents' priorities and direct them to the best services and deals.
Topics were centred around health and wellbeing, working and retiring, housing choices, getting around and creating inclusive communities.
Maureen Morgan, who is part of the council's ageing and access committee, said she was unaware of a free Centrelink financial advice service for seniors prior to the forum, but footpaths remained her primary concern.
"It's hard for some people to move around," she said.
Eleanor Edmonstor, who is part of a walking group called Active Baby Boomers, said volunteering opportunities appealed to her.
"Now I'm retired, I want to help people out," she said.
Orange Buslines' Rebecca Hamblin said single trips might only cost $1.20, but the operator also offered a $2.50 regional excursion ticket for seniors, which even covered trips to Bathurst.
"You can get on and get to all areas of Orange," she said.
Orange City Council's Tony Boland spoke about investigations into Wi-Fi networks and the My Responder app, which alerts anyone with first aid skills to an emergency within 500 metres.
Facilitator Mary Brell said the day was useful for identifying underutilised resources in the community.
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